Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s camp have denied reaching a deal with Arsenal for him to join in the summer, despite claims to the contrary.
Freelance journalist Sean Casey was one of a couple of people to claim Dominic Calvert-Lewin had agreed a deal with Arsenal ahead of the summer.
But these claims have since been shot down by the players’ camp.
“Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not agreed any deal, with any club,” 11wins claimed (via The Bobble).
“He is currently working very hard in training and is fully focused on finishing the season strong with Everton.”
The Athletic reported in January that Arsenal were keen on Calvert-Lewin, and that the move would appeal to the player. Even at £60m, the Gunners would remain interested.
Everton were never likely to sell mid-season, especially given their current struggles on the pitch, but a summer move is much more realistic.
Calvert-Lewin could be available for less than previously expected if Everton continue to play badly enough to go down. They sit just three points clear of the relegation zone having only won one of their last five games, losing the other four.
For now, it seems there’s no deal in place for the striker to leave. But you could see why the 25-year-old might want to.
Calvert-Lewin has spent a large chunk of this season out injured, returning in January and dipping in and out of the team since then. He’s made 10 Premier League appearances, scoring three goals and assisting one.